Meeting of minds to discuss battle of the bulge

Jared Fogle, best known as “The Subway Guy,” after the brand of sandwiches that he says helped him lose 245 pounds in a year, met Oct. 18 with Dr. Kevin Sneed, dean of the USF College of Pharmacy,  to discuss combating obesity, a risk factor for cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.

Jared Fogle (“The Subway Guy”), spokesperson for the AHA Heart Walk,
Kevin Sneed, PharmD, dean of the USF College of Pharmacy.

Jared was in the Tampa Bay area to help promote the upcoming AHA Heart Walk, which will be held in Tampa on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Raymond James Stadium. USF is a major local fundraiser for the event.

Jared thanked Dr. Sneed for his efforts to advance AHA initiatives in the fight against heart disease and stroke, particularly among minority populations who are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Sneed is a member of the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors.

The two also chatted about the new USF College of Pharmacy’s role in training pharmacists of the future to be leaders and innovators in health care.

USF hopes to recruit 600 walkers and raise $55,000 for the 2011 Tampa Bay Heart walk. For more information, click here.